For First Nations, the high incidence of diabetes is a heavy burden. In fact, the Public Health Agency of Canada reports that up to 17% of First Nations individuals suffer from this disease compared to 5% in the non-Aboriginal population. The good news is that even though diabetes can be serious, the condition can also be managed. Monitoring and controlling blood sugar levels is a key element of lifelong diabetes management. Today, First Canadian Health offers those living with diabetes a new glucose monitoring tool, the SPIRIT meter and test strips. Anyone can buy the SPIRIT meter and know that 50% of Spirit Pharmaceutical's profits from test strips will go directly to programs that help educate and control diabetes in our communities - vital projects like school breakfast and sports programs. These initiatives will help First Nations take control of their own wellness, and may help reduce the potential impact of this chronic disease. For more information on SPIRIT meters and test strips contact First Canadian Health at (855) 902-6216.